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The new Work at Height Regulations (May 2005) will improve the safety of methods and equipment used to tackle work at height, even for tasks just several feet off the ground.
While many platform users are keen to buy into the new era of van-mount offering higher reach on more and more compact vehicles, they should keep an eye on spare payload as this is arguably more critical to productivity.
At SED 2005, Versalift will be showing a customised version of its VST5000 insulated platform, mounted on a Unimog U500 4x4.
The new Bremach right-hand drive 4x4 with Versalift ET36NF (12.5m working height) boom platform is currently touring the UK on demonstration. It stops off at SED (May 17-19) for viewing on the Fourtec stand - Avenue R Stand 508 (Truck Zone).
At SED 2005, Versalift will be unveiling its new ergonomic walk-in bucket design.
David Ruffett has been appointed production manager at Versalift, the leading UK supplier of vehicle-mounted platforms.
Versalift has developed a new load sensing system for its vehicle-mounted platforms, providing extended safe working outreach during one-person operation.
BT Fleet has extended Versalift's contract as supplier of van-mounted work platforms for a further two years.
Nottinghamshire County Council has tackled the safety of tree workers by innovating a dedicated arborists' access platform in collaboration with vehicle-mount specialist, Versalift.
Greater scope to work jack-free on van-mounted platforms is now possible with the launch of Versalift's SLP (Street Lighting Pack).